Mentha spp.

This zesty herb makes a great garnish for both sweet and savory dishes.

Harvest method: 

Cut and Come Again

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Harvest window: 

21 - 35 days

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Best placement in device: 

Lower level

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Faster digestion
  • Anesthetic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Manganese
COMMON MINT OVERVIEW

Mint has oval, serrated leaves that range in color from bright to dark green and contain menthol, which gives it a zesty, cool flavor with sweet overtones. Aromatic and delicate, it is used as a garnish for salads, desserts, and drinks. Young leaves have the best flavor and texture. Common mint can be used both fresh and dried, and any part of plant, wet or dry, can be steeped in hot water with a little honey or agave for a delicious, calming tea.

GROWING AND HARVESTING TIPS

Plant this trailing seedling on the lower portion of your farm, and allow it to hang down as it grows. Mint can be kept growing in your farm almost year-round and harvested as needed. However, this plant can be a little bit aggressive, so it requires tending. To do this, pull the plant, with net pot and roots attached, gently out of your farm and trim back root growth on the sides of pot. Also trim back the white, trailing stems as they will attempt to grow into other ports and then gently place back in your farm. If the maintenance feels burdensome, let mint grow until stems are 6-12" and harvest the whole plant.